I believe that the nurse leader ought to first have the nursing expertise and be able to utilize interpersonal skills to influence and empower the other nurses to deliver quality nursing care. Importantly, I would only consider nursing leadership effective when the leader is directly and actively involved in clinical care provision as that provides opportunities to improve care provision by influencing the nurses that one is leading. Notably, improvements would not be guaranteed if nursing leadership is restricted to management as leadership is founded on the strength of the opinions that the leaders raise, which I believe applies to nursing profession. On considering the aspect of interpersonal skills, I would focus my nursing leadership efforts on team building, establishing respect and confidence in other nurses, coming up with a vision and empowering them. Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses.
The concept of leadership is much wider than the management, though managers should also be leaders. Management focused on the accomplishment of the organizational goals whereas leadership occurs whenever one person attempts to influence the behaviour of a group or an individual to achieve the goals. These goals many not necessary be congruent with the organizations goals, it can just be a personal or for the goals of others. In order to be nurse leader, there are three key competencies that need to be developed. First, the nurse leader needs to have the ability to identify and understand the situation that he or she wants to influence.
Nursing care requires the implementation of nursing care plan through assessment of patients, diagnosing and planning a care that is executed using scientific approach. Nursing practice in different setting includes industrial health settings, hospitals, military based camps, cruise ships, clinics nurses also work as researchers in research institutions universities and science laboratory, nursing care is practically the same way everywhere and effective care is that of caring for the totality of man. Nursing care is not just giving of injections as some may people think, but it is assisting the patient to achieve health by dedicating time to proper assessment, evaluation of the client’s problem, drawing up a nursing care plan to effectively meet the need of the patient. It is the duty of the nurse to assist the patient in carrying out personal hygiene, oral hygiene and health educating the client on the health hazards or risk, nurses care for both the patients and relatives by providing the necessary support to family members, they are health educated on the condition of the patient and possible help they can render to assist in the care of the patient. To care properly for a patient, the nurse has to create interpersonal relationship, and be able to relate with the patient freely without any bias.
(Nursing Times). Nursing is gaining influence in all aspect of healthcare practice, therefore it is important for nurses to develop good leadership skills at the early stage of their practice which is the key to all nursing career and nurse managers can become good leaders with effective training and enhancement of their skills in leadership. Most nursing managers are tossed around by their leaders when they themselves are leaders in their capacities. A nursing manager aspiring to become a leader must be committed to excellence and passion for patient’s advocacy, employee’s protection and be a role model, living by example. He or she needs to learn to take control of issues and handle them as a good leader should instead to reporting all issues to the leader in charge.
Introduction Nursing is a profession. Besides caring patients, it also requires management and leadership skills to raise its professional standard. We have been introduced the idea of nursing leadership and management in this course. We were also assessed by doing group interview and presentation on the themes related to nursing leadership and management. The purpose of this reflective journal is to reflect the lessons we learnt during our preparation of the presentation.
• Nurse Managers should establish a management strategy to support new nurses and involve them in decision making. • Nurse Managers should establish a climate in which discipline is applied fairly and uniformly. • Nurse manager will work to establish an organizational climate that
There are few opportunities for nursing administrators to learn, practice or develop expertise with the varied activities that pop up on a daily basis. The expression you only get one chance to make a first impression is never truer than with many of the things we nursing administrators face. Staff hang on the every word of a new administrators, listening as hard for signs of good leadership as they are looking for mistakes in the talk. These mistakes or misspeaks are run through the spin room of the unit rumor mill and the interpretive statements spread from staff to staff rarely resemble the original idea. It would be nice to have a safe place to try out the things that need to be shared with the staff.
I am a Nurse. Nursing encompasses collaborative care of people of all ages. It incorporates the prevention of illness and injury, health promotion, care of the sick, alleviate suffering, and also education. Other vital roles of nursing include advocacy and research. Nursing is the intersection of not just knowledge and compassion, but of humility and patience.
Making good recruitment, selection, and placement processes. Nursing managers need to make clear descriptions of duties and responsibilities to prevent ambiguous roles and the nurses will not have unmet expectations. The manager needs to arrange a good placement procedure so the nurse is placed according to his ability. In addition, a good orientation program is also needed in order to prepare the nurse with good experience and result in better work planning. 2.
Inspirational motivation gives the nurse leader ability to inspire and motivate the nursing staff in a visible active way and form relationship that is nurturing with the nurses and other medical staff. Idealized influence puts the nurse leader on the toe of being an effective, positive role model by doing as says and never asking the staff nurse to do something that the leader him/herself cannot do. The nurse leader is able to be consistent in words and actions that are professional and supportive. Transformational leadership practice improves job satisfaction and patient outcomes and enabling achievement through shared